Vegetable Crop Production


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE – LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE AGRON1021 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE VEGETABLE CROP PRODUCTION
TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
5 5
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

SKILL DEVELOPMENT
PREREQUISITES:

 

NO
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:
URL COURSE: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01176/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
·        Students obtain general knowledge in science and cultivation techniques of the main vegetable crops produced in Greece.

·        They become capable of identifying the main vegetable species.

General Skills
Autonomous work

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.      Introduction (basic principles, quality and nutritional value, vegetable production worldwide and nationally)

2.      Classification and botanical characters

3.      Impact of the root environment on vegetable crops

4.      Impact of the aerial environment on vegetable crops

5.      Outdoor vegetable crop techniques

6.      Growing vegetables in the greenhouse

7.      Hydroponic culture of vegetables

8.      Propagation of vegetables

9.      Vegetable crop establishment

10.   Irrigation and fertilization of vegetables

11.   Other crop practices (weed control, frost protection, climate control in greenhouse crops)

12.   Other crop practices (application of chemical plant growth regulators, pruning-support, assisting fruit set in the greenhouse)

13.   Harvest and post-harvest treatments of vegetables.

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) Use of ICT in Teaching and Communication with students (PowerPoint, Videos, e-class)
TEACHING ORGANIZATION

 

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 39
Project 15
Laboratory exercise 26
Study 45
Course total 125
Student Evaluation Student evaluation includes:

·     Essay

·     Written exams at the end of the semester.

Laboratory: Essay and Oral exam (vegetable seeds identification)

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Recommended books in the ‘Eudoxus’ system:

·        Book [3646]: ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΛΑΧΑΝΟΚΟΜΙΑ, ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ ΚΑΝΑΚΗΣ Λεπτομέρειες

·        Book [59385805]: Γενική Λαχανοκομία, Δημήτριος Σάββας Λεπτομέρειες

 

Additional literature sources will be available to students during the semester.

 

 

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Chrysovalantou Antonopoulou
Contact details: cantonop@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) NO
Evaluation methods: (2) Written examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The final examination of the course takes place on a scheduled day, according to the examination program of the Department. It is carried out through e-class and MS teams platforms. One day before the exam, the link of the exercise in e-class appears to those who have registered for the course and have taken note and accepted the terms of distance learning.

Students who participate in the examination, firstly must connect to MS teams and show their identity, in order to be identified by the teacher. Each student has to answer 25 multiple choice questions in 20 minutes. Every correct question is scored with 0.4 and there is also a negative score. More details are given with an announcement through e-class.

 

 

Vegetable crop production


Introduction and basic principles of vegetable growing. Economic importance of vegetables. Classification and botanical characteristics. Vegetable cultivation technique: soil, fertilization, propagation, irrigation, harvesting. Cultivation technique of the main outdoor vegetables (potato, onion, asparagus, carot, celery, etc.) and the main greenhouse vegetables.

Weed Science


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES 7
COURSE CODE AGRON0005 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE WEED SCIENCE
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
     
     
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.    
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Scientific Area
PREREQUISITES:

 

TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: Yes (in English)
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/GEO127/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
·        Upon the completion of the course the students will have acquired knowledge related to biological potential of weed populations and its impact on crops, chemical and alternative control methods and fate of herbicides in plants and environment
General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

·        Independent work

·        Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

·        Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.       Impact of weeds on crop.

2.        Weed biology and morphology.

3.       Weed dispersal and proliferation.

4.       Allelopathy.

5.       Weed crop competition.

6.       Weed dormancy.

7.       Weed Control

8.       Chemical Weed Control.

9.       Herbicides classification.

10.   Fate of Herbicides

11.   Properties, modes and mechanisms of action.

12.   Biological control methods.

13.   Integrated weed management

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
·        Power point, videos

·        e-class

TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Weed Collection 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

   
   
   
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses.

 

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
§  Book [41960493]: ΖΙΖΑΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ, ΗΛΙΑΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΟΧΩΡΙΝΟΣ  Λεπτομέρειες

§  Book [2732]: ΖΙΖΑΝΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ, ΖΙΖΑΝΙΑ-ΖΙΖΑΝΙΟΚΤΟΝΑ, ΤΥΧΗ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΜΠΕΡΙΦΟΡΑ ΣΤΟ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝ, ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΛΟΛΑΣ  Λεπτομέρειες

§  Book [33134255]: ΤΑ ΖΙΖΑΝΙΑ, ΠΕΤΡΟΣ Χ. ΛΟΛΑΣ Λεπτομέρειες

§  Thomas J. Monaco, Stephen C. Weller, Floyd M. Ashton Weed Science: Principles and Practices, 4th Edition ISBN: 978-0-471-37051-2

§  R  Zimdahl   Fundamentals of Weed Science, 4th Edition ISBN: 9780123978189

 

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Zisis Vryzas / Christos Damalas
Contact details: zvryzas@agro.duth.gr / cdamalas@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) Christos Alexoudis
Evaluation methods: (2) Written examination with distance learning methos (e-class, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams), provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The examination of the course is carried out on a scheduled day, according to the examination program of the Department, through e-class and Skype for Business or MS Teams. Students must accept the terms and conditions (https://students.duth.gr) for their participation to distance examination process and have been registered to the e-class course page (https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/GEO127/). Students must connect to Skype for Business or MS teams, for identification reasons via the link provided through e-class platform. The exam lasts 20 minutes and each student should answer 20 questions. Detailed information is provided, in the beginning of the examination period, through e-class, to all students registered in the course.

 

Vegetable Crop Production


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE AGRON1021 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE VEGETABLE CROP PRODUCTION
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01176/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students obtain basic knowledge of the science and the cultivation techniques of the main vegetable species produced in Greece.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
Introduction to vegetable crop growing (basic principles, quality and nutritional value of vegetables, vegetable production worldwide and nationally)
• Classification and botanical characters
• Influence of soil and aerial environment on vegetable crops
• Outdoor vegetable growing techniques
• Growing vegetables in the greenhouse
• Hydroponic cultivation of vegetables
• Vegetable propagation
• Vegetable crop establishment
• Irrigation and fertilization of vegetables
• Other cultivation treatments (weed control, frost protection, climate control in the greenhouse, application of plant growth regulators, pruning, fruit setting in the greenhouse)
• Harvesting and post-harvest treatments of vegetables.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 26
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Presentations of assignments and written exams at the end of the semester. Exams on practical courses include identification of vegetable seeds.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE

More literature sources will be available to the students during the semester.

Specialized Pomology (Deciduous Fruit Trees)


COURSE OUTLINE

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL OF STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE – LEVEL 7
COURSE CODE AGRON0002 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE SPECIALIZED POMOLOGY (DECIDUOUS FRUIT TREES)
TEACHING ACTIVITIES TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
  5 5
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

SKILL DEVELOPMENT
PREREQUISITES:

 

NO
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: GREEK
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS:
URL COURSE: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01167/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
·        Students obtain specialized knowledge of the ecology, morphology, physiology and cultivation of the main deciduous fruit trees of Greece.

 

General Skills
Autonomous work

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

Promoting free, creative and inductive thinking

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1.      Pomes (apple)

2.      Pomes (pears)

3.      Pomes (quince, medlar German)

4.      Stone fruits (peach)

5.      Stone fruits (apricots)

6.      Stone fruits (plum)

7.      Stone fruits (cherry, sour cherry)

8.      Nuts (almonds)

9.      Nuts (pistachios, hazelnuts)

10.  Nuts (walnut, pecan)

11.  Acorns (chestnut). Miscellaneous (fig)

12.  Miscellaneous (kiwi fig, persimmon)

13.  Various (pomegranate, jujube, hornbeam).

For each fruit tree species, the following topics are examined: origin and spread, Botanical classification and organography, Pollination and fertilization, Climate and soil conditions, Propagation, Rootstocks and varieties, Cultivation techniques, Maturation, harvest and storage.

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) Use of ICT in Teaching and Communication with students (PowerPoint, Videos, e-class)
TEACHING ORGANIZATION
Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 39
Project 15
Laboratory exercise 26
Study 45
   
   
   
Course total 125
Student Evaluation Student evaluation includes:

·     Written exam at the end of the semester.

 

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Recommended books in the ‘Eudoxus’ system:

·     Book [22679238]: Ειδική Δενδροκομία, Ι. Θεριός–Κ. Δημάση-Θεριού Λεπτομέρειες

 

Additional literature sources will be available to students during the semester.

 

 

 

 

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

Alternative ways of examining a course in emergency situations

 

Teacher (full name): Christos Chatzissavvidis, Chrysovalantou Antonopoulou
Contact details: cchatz@agro.duth.gr , cantonop@agro.duth.gr
Supervisors: (1) NO
Evaluation methods: (2) Written examination with distance learning methods, provided that the integrity and reliability of the examination are ensured
Implementation Instructions: (3) The final examination of the course takes place on a scheduled day, according to the examination program of the Department. It is carried out through e-class and MS teams platforms. One day before the exam, the link of the exercise in e-class appears to those who have registered for the course and have taken note and accepted the terms of distance learning.

Students who participate in the examination, firstly must connect to MS teams and show their identity, in order to be identified by the teacher. Each student has to answer 25 multiple choice questions in 20 minutes. Every correct question is scored with 0.4 and there is also a negative score. More details are given with an announcement through e-class.

 

 

 

 

Plant Breeding


Upon the completion of the course the students should have comprehend:

  • The concept of cultivars and their categories.
  • The way quantitative traits are inherited.
  • The environmental effects on quantitative traits and principles to control them.
  • The typical breeding methods

 

COURSE CONTENT

Monogenotypic and polygenotypic cultivars, gene recombination via sex reproduction, the development of genetic variation, factors affecting selection effectiveness (soil heterogeneity, soil fertility, interplant distance, genotype x environment interaction, genotype), methods of breeding (mass selection, pedigree selection, recurrent selection schemes), heterosis.